POSTS FOR 2005

Mac OS X: A Look Back

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I’ve just spent about 3 hours reading over these old (and new) articles about Mac OS X. I remember back in 1999, reading about how Rhapsody was being renamed as Mac OS X, and how it would be the future of the Mac platform.

After reading MacWorld articles about the new system back in 2000, I actually remember seeing these screenshots. Does this look familiar to you?

Mac OS X DP3

Heh… old skool. Just for copyright’s sake, these images are from Ars Technica. Follow the links below to read about the growth in each successive version of Mac OS X.

  1. Rhapsody (Mac OS X Developer Preview 2)
  2. Rhapsody (Mac OS X Developer Preview with Aqua)
  3. Mac OS X Public Beta
  4. Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah)
  5. Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma)
  6. Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
  7. Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
  8. Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

Ryan Parman

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